KINREI MARU Class Ore Carriers

(Japanese wartime ore carrier by Ueda Kihachiro) )


KINREI, NIKKO, GINREI and BATOPHAT MARUs were completed in 1942-1943 by Nippon Kokan K. K. of Tsurumi, Yokohama of Kobe as 5,947-ton wartime ore carriers. KINREI MARU was sunk by an American submarine in May' 44, NIKKO MARU was sunk by an American submarine in Nov '43, GINREI MARU was sunk by USAAF medium bombers in Dec ' 43 and BATOPHAT MARU was sunk by an American submarine in Aug '44.

Builder: Nippon Kokan K. K., Tsurumi, Yokohama.
Years Completed: 1942-1943.
Gross Tonnage: 5,947-tons.
Dimensions: 396.8' x 54.2' x 24
Propulsion: One steam turbine, one shaft, maximum speed 12.5 knots
Armament: Varied